College Presidents Report – October 2017
Atlantic Cape Community College Inaugurates New President
Dr. Barbara Gaba has been inaugurated as the ninth president of Atlantic Cape Community College located on the Jersey Shore. Gaba is the first female and first African American president of the school. Dr. Gaba previously served as VP for academic affairs at Union County College.
Castleton University Approves Next President
The Board of Trustees at Castleton University has voted unanimously to appoint Dr. Karen Scolforo as the next president of the school. Scolforo previously served as president of Central Penn College. She will take over for Dr. Dave Wolk who announced his retirement after 16 years at the helm.
First Female President Appointed at Elon
Elon University has named Dr. Connie Ledoux to become the school’s next president. Ledoux currently serves as the provost at The Citadel in South Carolina. She will begin her role as the first female president of Elon in March of next year.
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Next President Named at Iowa State
Dr. Wendy Wintersteen has been named the 16th president of Iowa State University. Wintersteen is currently the dean of the school’s college of agriculture and life sciences. Dr. Wintersteen will begin on November 20th.
Morehouse College Appoints New President
Dr. David A. Thomas has been approved to become the 12th president of Morehouse College in Atlanta. Thomas is the former dean of Georgetown University’s business school. Dr. Thomas will take over for interim president, Harold Martin Jr., on January 1st of 2018.
New President Starting at New York Chiropractic College
Dr. Michael Mestan has been inaugurated as the next president of New York Chiropractic College. Mestan is the sixth president in NYCC’s history.
Niagara CC Welcomes New Leader
Dr. William Murabito has been named interim president of Niagara Community College. Murabito has over 50 years of experience in the SUNY system. He is expected to serve for the next 12 months or until the next permanent president is chosen.
New President Inaugurated at Sarah Lawrence
Sarah Lawrence College has inaugurated Dr. Cristle Collins Judd as the school’s 11th president this past week. Collins previously served has the senior program officer for higher education at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Montana Names Next President
Seth Bodnar has been announced as the 18th president of the University of Montana. Bodnar is a former Green Beret. If approved by Montana’s Board of Regents, Bodnar will begin his presidency on January 1st.
Lamkin Announced as President at Westminster College
Westminster College has named Dr. Fletcher Lamkin to become the school’s next president. Lamkin served from 2000-2007 with Westminster as an administrator. Dr. Lamkin will replace Dr. Carolyn Perry, who has been serving as interim president since the resignation of Dr. Benjamin Akande.
Albany State President Announces Retirement
Dr. Arthur Dunning has announced that he plans to retire at the end of January 2018. Dunning has served the school since 2013, when he was appointed interim president. He was hired on as the permanent president in 2015.
GCC President Retiring
Greenfield Community College President, Dr. Bob Pura, will retire from the school after 18 years of service. Pura said, “It is now time for me to move on—I think I am ready to graduate.” Pura plans to officially leave the school in June 2018.
Limestone President Set to Retire
After 25 years of leadership at Limestone College, Dr. Walt Griffin has announced his plans to retire. Griffin said, “The thing I will remember most is being involved in the successful college education of probably 10,000 people.” Griffin will leave the school in December of 2017.
UCF President to Retire
After 25 years of leading the University of Central Florida, Dr. John Hitt has announced his retirement. Hitt said, “When we first visited campus, we had a powerful feeling that UCF was a special place. We never could have imagined back then how very special it would become.” Hitt will step down at the end of June 2018.
Retirement Announced at Pitt-Bradford
Dr. Livingston Alexander has announced that he will step down as president of Pittsburgh at Bradford on June 30th, 2018. He has served the school for the past 14 years.
Cape Fear CC President Resigns
Dr. Amanda Lee has announced her resignation from Cape Fear Community College. Lee started at the school as permanent president in 2015. Jim Morton will begin as interim president on January 1st.
Delaware State University President Out
The President of Delaware State University, Dr. Harry Lee Williams, has decided to leave the school to run the Thurgood Marshal College Fund. Williams has served as president since 2010 and will stay at the school through January.